Category archives: Out & About

  • Paritutu Play

  • By Michael Ainsworth
  • Paritutu rock in New Plymouth is fantastic for city and coastal views. It's also a great way to exercise the family and see "who can find Nan's house first." The descent is always a test of bravery for all!
  • Freedom to Run

  • By Lisa Taylor
  • It's not uncommon to see riders taking their horses for a gallop along the shoreline in Taranaki.
  • Hear Me Roar!

  • By Angie Stewart
  • Prompted by the keeper at Pouakai Zoo, Aslan the lion responds with a show of teeth – part of a ritual he was taught so they can do a quick visual. What a smile! Pouakai Zoo is located about 8km south of New Plymouth, heading towards the mountain.
  • Shooting Sunsets at Kaupokonui

  • By danza
  • My Taranaki photographers are always "chasing the light" for a great shot. On this occasion, Tim and I ended up at Kaupokonui Beach, near Manaia, to catch the sunset. While Tim was setting up his camera, I captured this one on my phone in "HDR mode" and tweaked it a bit more at home.
  • Walkway Activities

  • By Peter Florence
  • The coastal walkway stretches for 11km along the New Plymouth shoreline, starting from the port and ending at Bell Block. Many people use the walkway to bike to work, get their daily exercise, skate boarding, a stroll to enjoy the last of the days sun or even to take the dogs for a run.
  • Festival of Lights

  • By Peter Florence
  • In 1953 a fountain with lights under it was installed in one of the lakes at Pukekura Park to commemorate the coronation of the Queen. In 1957 the first lights were put up and each subsequent lighting display grew, until in 1993 the event became the Festival of Lights. The fountain is now lit up with laser lights, forming many patterns and changing shapes.
  • Hawera Street Parade

  • By NJNEL24
  • The Hawera community gathers for their annual Christmas parade to reflect and celebrate the accomplishments of 2012.